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John, Antonio and Nancy

- May 21, 2012

Originally Written in 2010 for the Royal Court Theatre by local playwright Tim Crouch, this short play reflects on the general election that took place during that year. Three young actors, aged around 11 years old, wearing white shirts and ties of respectively red, blue and orange, tell us of their fathers’ achievements. Their surnames are Brown, Cameron and Clegg. The phrase ‘Out of the Mouths of Babes’ springs to mind as they parrot the politician-speak of their fathers, highlighting the absurdity of ‘media friendly’ language with superb precision and excellent timing, punctuated with dramatic pauses. A short sharp wake-up call.

The Nightingale Theatre, 21 May 2012
Rating: ★★★★½

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